Friday, November 25, 2005

Knitting with Furry People

First of all, I just wanted to wish everyone a belated "Happy Thanksgiving"! I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday whether you spent your day with friends or family.

We headed over to my parents' house in the afternoon for an evening dinner. I fixed my sister-in-law's recipe for sweet potatoes which went over really well - thanks Krista! Having made them earlier in the week as a side dish, I was able to use that as a dry run, so that those for Thanksgiving were 10 times better - it helps when you actually cook the potatoes during the first step. Boy, me and instructions, I either fail to read them or over-think them entirely, which is what I did with "cook until barely tender." Anyway, this time they came out great. Everything else came out really good too and we all ate untill we were stuffed like that bird. The highlight of the evening for me was my mom giggling at B's "pie hole" comment.

After dinner, we rested a bit, listened to some music and ate dessert in the living room with our furry friends. Jenny and my parents' 4 kitties hung out with us (even the old curmudgeon, Benni). This is when I had another taste of the difference between knitting with kitties and doggies.

Tiger decided that my Lite Lopi was the best smelling stuff he'd smelled in a long time and proceeding to stuff his face into the middle of my two balls of yarn. He then got so excited he started kneeding it with this paws while alternately stuffing his face in the yarn. If he saw the working yarn wiggle at all he tried to kill it.

After tuckering himself out and with only a couple puncture wounds in my thigh, he fell asleep next to me and I could finally pick up my needles again. Jenny on the otherhand...

...has an entirely different relationship with my yarn. So, I guess it's a good thing Jenny's the one who comes home with us. Otherwise, I'm sure I would have to come up with all sorts of stealth knitting techniques in order to preserve my yarn and skin.

1 comment:

Nasus said...

Ha!! Those pictures are darling!